Immune-mediated conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord are very complex and are challenging to diagnose and treat. Patients and their families face numerous obstacles to access appropriate care. We offer personalized treatment approaches for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), neurological complications of COVID-19, and other neuro-immunological conditions such as neuromyelitis optica. Our clinics serve a very diverse patient population from the surrounding communities and throughout the Midwest region.
As part of these clinical programs, patients have the opportunity to participate in our Neuroimmunology Research Program through the UIC Neuroimmunology Biobank and related studies. Our program also includes MS and Neuro-COVID clinics and research studies that serve our veteran population at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Michael Carrithers M.D., Ph.D.
Section Chief of Neuroimmunology,
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Dr. Carrithers currently serves as an associate professor here in the UIC Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation. He received his MD and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and completed subsequent residency and fellowship training at Yale New-Haven Hospital and Yale University. He has provided specialized care for patients with multiple sclerosis and related diseases since 1997.
University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation
We offer personalized treatment approaches for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), neurological complications of COVID-19, and other neuro-immunological conditions such as neuromyelitis optica.